Click to enlarge. A new report from Pike Research forecasts that sales of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) hybrid trucks—including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), battery electric (BEV), and plug-in electric power take-off (EPTO) variations—will surpass 100,000 vehicles annually by 2017. Source: Pike Research.
Pike Research forecasts that the global market for all electric-drive buses—including hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell buses—grow steadily over the next. Annual sales of hybrid buses in China surpassed that of North America in 2011, reaching almost 1,700 units. Li-ion batteries. Li-ion batteries.
KORES ) and steelmaker POSCO has entered an agreement with Bolivia’s state-run miner Comibol (Corporación Minera de Bolivia) to set up a joint venture to produce lithium intended for lithium-ion batteries. Identified lithium resources for Australia and Canada total 630,000 tons and 360,000 tons, respectively.